Private Equity

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Private Equity

1-800-940-6347 (US)
310-921-7201 (International)
[email protected]

Experienced Team.

Flexible Capital.

Resourceful Sponsor.

Our Private Equity Group has achieved compelling risk-adjusted investment returns for a loyal and growing group of high profile limited partners and has approximately $22.0 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2020. The Private Equity Group broadly categorizes its investment strategies as corporate private equity, special opportunities, energy opportunities and infrastructure and power. The private equity professionals have a demonstrated ability to deploy flexible capital, which allows them to stay both active and disciplined in various market environments. The group's activities are managed by investment teams in North America,

Europe and China. The group manages flagship corporate private equity funds focused on North America and Europe, special opportunities, an energy opportunities fund, infrastructure and power funds and related co-investment vehicles and two China growth funds.

Our team focuses on driving shared success by protecting and growing the capital of our Limited Partners, creating long-term value for our shareholders and aligning our interests with business partners.

 

Our Global Reach

Ares Private Equity

Primary Role


Flexible capital provided to growth-oriented businesses

Offices


Los Angeles, London, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai

Primary Areas of Focus


Prudently leveraged control buyouts, growth capital, rescue capital and distressed-for-control; non-control stressed, distressed and opportunistic; infrastructure and power assets

Types of Investments


Common Equity, Preferred Equity, Convertible Securities, Debt

 

 

 

Corporate Opportunities
Corporate Opportunities

Our flagship corporate opportunities funds employ a flexible capital strategy to pursue investments in middle market and upper-middle market companies primarily located in North America and Europe. We seek to invest in growth-oriented, franchise companies with strong existing management teams where our capital can accelerate growth and drive long-term value creation.


Special Opportunities
Special Opportunities

We employ a flexible capital strategy to target non-control positions across a broad spectrum of stressed, distressed and opportunistic situations. We target a broad range of private and public market transactions, including: (i) rescue direct lending, (ii) opportunistic financing, (iii) comprehensive recapitalization solutions, (iv) public to private transactions, (v) stressed or distressed public market debt and (vi) equity issued in connection with restructurings and reorganizations. 


Energy Opportunities
Energy Opportunities

Our energy opportunities fund serves as a companion fund to our corporate opportunities funds and employs our flexible capital strategy to provide creative capital solutions across the energy industry. We target high-quality assets that operate in oil and gas basins at the low-end of the cost curve through highly structured transactions in order to provide downside protection and mitigate commodity risk.


Infrastructure and Power
Infrastructure and Power

We make infrastructure and power investments across the power generation, transmission and midstream sectors, and seek attractive risk-adjusted equity returns with current cash flow and capital appreciation. We have a 30+ year track record across investment cycles and were one of the first managers to focus on the independent power and electric utility industry.


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Private Equity Executive Committee


To reach our Private Equity leadership, please contact:

David Kaplan
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Private Equity

Bennett Rosenthal
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Private Equity

Matt Cwiertnia
Co-Head of Private Equity

Scott Graves
Co-Head of Private Equity & Head of Special Opportunities

Nate Walton
Co-Head of Private Equity

Private Equity Investor Relations


For inquiries regarding Private Equity investor relations, please contact:

Merritt Hooper
Tel: (310) 201-4190
Email:  [email protected]

Jeremy Bergman
Tel: (310) 432-8609
Email:  [email protected]

General Email:  [email protected]

Infrastructure & Power Investor Relations


For inquiries regarding Private Equity investor relations, please contact:

Tyler McConnell
Tel: (212) 515-3353
Email:  [email protected]

General Email:  [email protected]